My Homemade Bradawl


Hi all this is a bradawl I made from used wood. I used a teak leg of an old coffee table that was given to me last week as they thought that I would like to use the wood for something..So I used one of the legs and turned it into a handle on my homemade Lathe.. I think my wife is going to keep it in the kitchen drawer for an ice pick, that is what she said to me lol
Once I had the rough shape turned out I started to fine tune it to the finished shape I wanted with sanding blocks and different grits..I turned the end to the desired diameter for the copper ring that is just a used piece off 15mm copper water pipe.
The main shaft/spike I used was an old screw driver that I shaped and sharpened on the bench grinder I then drilled into the handle and used Epoxy resin quick set to hold it in place and that set really well and it is very tight and does not move at all. The safety cover is a piece of Aluminum pipe that I polished on the lathe.
I then thought that I would use a little sawdust and a half log just to make the photo a little more interesting..

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